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BEAST from GOTLAND, viking torques - bronze
A Viking torques inspired by a real archeological find of the bracelet on the isle of Gotland, Sweden, locality of Burg. The original was crafted by twisting metal rods of various widths and it features stylized wolf or dragon heads.
Torque (troq or torc) from Latin torques "to twist" is a common name for all rigid metal neck rings and it has been used since the Bronze Age. Torcs were popular with the Romans and it is considered a typical Celtic artefact. It was a symbol of both religious and secular power, worship and protection, as torcs were worn by gods and godesses, heroes, warriors and aristocracy; it represented a high social status and importance.
- Material: bronze